Images of monkeys and apes

Old World Monkeys

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Patas Monkey

Patas Monkey

Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) foraging for food.

Patas monkeys, also known as red guenons, are old world monkeys that live in family groups. They are primarily ground-dwelling – being often found in open bush and grass savannas. Note the distinct black face and white moustache.

White-collared Mangabey

White-collared Mangabey

White-collared Mangabey (Cercobebus torquatus) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

Vervet monkey

vervet monkey

Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus). Photo © Lys Hornsby

Vervets are small, greenish-olive or silver-gray monkeys that are common in East Africa. They adapt easily to many environments and are the most widespread of the African monkeys.

Hamadryas Baboon

Hamadryas Baboon

Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas)

Baboon Facts

Owl-faced Monkey

Owl-faced or Hamlyn's Monkey

Owl-faced or Hamlyn's Monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni)

Guenon Facts (Cercopithecus)

Olive Baboon

olive baboon
Olive baboon carrying her young. Photo © Lys Hornsby
Olive Baboon Male
Olive Baboon Male (Papio anubis). Photo © Lys Hornsby

Males and females are sexually dimorphic, with the males being about twice as large as females.

Olive Baboon Facts